Boy, if you followed my Facebook and Twitter feed, you all know that I was very  close to not making it home for the Seattle CONFIDENCE workshop.  But in the nick of time…I did and I am so thankful.  Brian and I met a fantastic group of women and we are ever so grateful for your enthusiasm,  openness and courage to follow your dreams.   Here are a few of their fantastic images from Day 1 of the workshop with our Baby Models.  It was so chilly in Seattle that weekend and once again, I challenged these ladies to go outside their comfort zone and to use the available light wisely.  Didn’t they do so wonderful!

Shirley Lange found such wonderful even light with this image.  Pulling his mommy’s hair into his mouth surely shows us the stage this little guy is at.  I love those catch lights!

This window light was our main source of light during this shoot and Melissa Appleton used it to her advantage.  Because the light is coming from the side, it gives great dimension to this image.  It is also an added bonus that mom is looking lovely with a fantastic smile on her face.

I love the composition of this foot shot that Linda Conti took.  This shot looks totally different than it does when the parent is holding the feet and you see the bottoms.  Awesome!

Laura Swift caught this tender moment when mom gave a gentle kiss.  I love the “Rule of Thirds” composition on this and the light is so even.

I love the emotion this image holds.  Kellie Pecoraro shot this with mom full of pure joy while looking at her baby!  Fantastic!

Julie Mankin shot a foot detail shot as well.  I wanted to put them both up here because even though you are trying to capture one detail about your baby, there could be a hundred ways to compose this shot.  Everyone’s point of view is different…and that is what makes us unique!

Jessica Meyers caught this soothing image of mom trying to calm her baby!  It is so tender.  I think it is great how we can see just a touch of mom’s face as well.

Erin Crum shot a great portrait image.  The eyes are really crisp and clear and the skin tone is just perfect!

What a super calming image Andrea Baue captured.  I remember when this baby was just falling asleep.  It was completely precious!

Here are a couple of behind the scenes that were taken as well:

This picture of Brian cracks me up!  I know in this image, that he is totally connecting with them in a way they will understand.  That is one of the many reasons I love him so!

More from our Family Model Day 2 of the workshop on the blog tomorrow.
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